A lot of wedding traditions are not based on any formality but rather a set of silly superstitions. What things are you keeping in the wedding due to superstition and what are you skipping?
- Not seeing the bride prior to the wedding: I personally skipped this. Our wedding started at 5pm - that's a long time of not seeing my partner on a day meant to celebrate us. Plus, I know a lot of couples who opt for a first look nowadays.
- Wearing white to signify purity: My wife wore an off-white dress and it looked awesome! She also wore a red dress throughout parts of the event. Plenty of cultures don't use white as their traditional wedding garb. And the whole reason white was started in the first place was because the queen wore it and it somehow got co-opted into this purity nonsense.
- Getting married in unlucky months: Some Catholics don't like getting married in May due to Lent. Chinese and Indian couples may look at auspicious and non-auspicious dates for their wedding. Did you pick or avoid a date based on superstition? We sort of did this to appease parents from freaking out but we set a limit lol. If my mom had it her way, we would've gotten married on a weeknight in February or something
- Not allowing guests to wear black at your wedding: It's supposed to be a colour for mourning but we didn't care. For our wedding a few guests wore little black dresses that looked amazing on them.